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Minnesota hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue slow decline

Key metrics of public health risk such as the seven-day rolling averages of positive test rates and new cases per 100,000 also continued to decline from their peak in mid-January.

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COVID-19 virus photographed through a powerful microscope. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. NIAID-RML

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday, Feb. 2, reported 1,366 hospitalizations for COVID-19 as this past month's surge of infections continued to subside.

While hospitalizations remain high, they have generally been on the decline since mid-January, when there were more than 1,600. Key metrics of public health risk such as the seven-day rolling averages of positive test rates and new cases per 100,000 also continued to decline from their peak in mid-January.

Following are the MDH COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Wednesday. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 3,916
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 165.9 (as of 1/22)
  • TOTAL CASES, INCLUDING REINFECTIONS: 1,347,426
  • TOTAL REINFECTIONS: 51,574
  • SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 20.6% (as of 1/22)

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 1,366
  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 56,621
  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 59
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 11,516

Vaccinations

  • FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 3,845,821 or 73.8% of ages 5 and up
  • COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 3,601,428 or 69.1% of ages 5 and up
  • BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 2,049,328
Alex Derosier covers Minnesota breaking news and state government for Forum News Service.
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